Making Transport Policy in the European Union

  • Tony Travers
Part of the Public Policy and Politics book series (PPP)


The founding members of the European Economic Community (EEC), the precursor of the European Community (EC) and today’s European Union (EU), had high expectations for a common transport policy when they signed the Treaty of Rome on 12 March 1957. In a common market based on the freedom of movement of people, goods, services and capital, what could be more natural than a common transport policy?


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Further Reading

  1. European Commission (1992) White Paper: COM (92) 494, The Future Development of the Common Transport Policy: A global approach to the contribution of a Community framework for sustainable mobility.Google Scholar
  2. Abbati, C. degli (1987) Transport and European Integration (Luxembourg: OOPEC).Google Scholar
  3. Aspinwall, M.D.(1995) Moveable Feast (Aldershot: Avebury, 1995) — on EU shipping policy.Google Scholar
  4. Despicht, N.S. (1964) Policies for Transport in the Common Market (Sidcup, Kent: Lambarde Press).Google Scholar
  5. Whitelegg, J. (1988) Transport Policy in the EEC (London: Routledge).Google Scholar
  6. Nugent, N. (1994) The Government and Politics of the European Union, 3rd edn (London: Macmillan).Google Scholar
  7. Richardson, J.J. (ed.) (1996) European Union: Power and Policy-making (London: Routledge).Google Scholar
  8. Wallace, H. and Wallace, W. (1996) Policy-Making in the European Union, 3rd edn (Oxford: OUP).Google Scholar

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© Stephen Glaister, June Burnham, Handley Stevens and Tony Travers 1998

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